Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"

1931-1969
 

Betty Perlov
(Rosenberg)
 

 

P. was born in Toronto, Canada.

Her parents were Vera Rosanko ("Idishe shikse") and Israel Rosenberg, a Yiddish actor and writer.

She was educated in a Jewish cultural environment in New York, where where she learned in a "Sholem Aleichem School", and later in the "Sholem Aleichem Folk Institute". At the same time she took secular courses in her native language, in public and in high school.

From early childhood she was brought in the summers to the Sholem Aleichem Camp "Boyberik", where she later performed as the "counselor" and as a painting teacher.

Afterwards she participated in various series for Yiddish "sketches" (short scenes) on the radio, also debuting on the Yiddish stage during the 1940-1941 season in her father's play "Mentshn an oygn".

During the 1943-1944 season she acted, already under her married name, in New York's "Clinton Theatre" in gekirtste plays for old Yiddish repertoire and performed in declamations of Yiddish writers.


Sh. E. from Israel Rosenberg.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 3, page 687.
 

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